A small funeral was held for “Real Housewives of Miami” fixture Elsa Patton on Friday morning.
We’re told the “who’s who of Miami” attended to say their goodbyes at Graceland Memorial Park in Coral Gables, Miami.
As Page Six first reported, Patton, the mother of “RHOM” star Marysol Patton, died last weekend at the age of 84.
“Marysol was there surrounded by fellow ‘Housewives’ Alexia Echavarria, Lisa Hochstein and Adriana De Moura who opened the ceremony choking back tears talking about the honor of being friends with Elsa,” an insider told Page Six.
Marysol also delivered a teary eulogy, noting “relief that she is now resting after a long illness,” added the source.
Other notables who turned up to pay their respects included Gloria Estefan’s longtime publicist David Naranjo (who we’re told sang a “beautiful rendition” of “Ave Maria”) as well as Estefan Enterprises’ Frank Amadeo, and news anchor Belkys Nerey.
“Many guests made comments about Elsas driving,” said the source, reminiscing how Mama Elsa “barreled around town in a huge Rolls Royce cursing out other drivers in French, and once ran down the awning of a cafe while parking her car, and was oblivious to it.”
We’re told others commented that the Bravo star was now up in heaven “decked in jewels.”
“It was very sweet,” said the insider.
Elsa was laid to rest “in a white casket with white roses.”